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This story on MSN's homepage, advising "<span style="font-size:xx-small;">10 Things Never to Say to a Man You Love,"</span><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">includes "We're vegetarians now."</span><br><br><a href="http://lifestyle.msn.com/relationships/10-things-never-to-say-to-a-man-you-love-1?gt1=32092" target="_blank">http://lifestyle.msn.com/relationshi...ve-1?gt1=32092</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Chocolate Mouse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915937"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.</div>
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agree. if it would have said "i'm a vegetarian now" it would be a different story. but i don't really think that's too offensive, being a veg*an is a personal choice you can't make someone else do it if they have no desire to.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Chocolate Mouse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915937"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.</div>
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Yeah I can't imagine ever claiming "We're ________ now" about something without it having been a decision between the two of us...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Chocolate Mouse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915937"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
In a way I can understand that, since saying "We're vegetarians now" is making the decision for both of them. Discussing vegetarianism and then letting the partner to make his own decision whether to be a vegetarian or not is a better idea, as forcing anyone to do something against their will is bound to cause problems.</div>
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Except that it's "10 things never to say to a <i>man</i> you love" -- vegetarianism is included in the list (among "are you crying?" and "do you need help fixing the grill?") because having a penis has an obvious implication about what diet a person can have. So the reason why saying "we're vegetarians now" is a bad idea is, first and foremost, that it would break a gender stereotype.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I had a slightly different "take" on this.<br><br>
I was reminded of Samuel Jackson's character's line from <b>Pulp Fiction:</b> "My wife's a vegetarian, so that means <span style="text-decoration:underline;">I'm</span> pretty much a vegetarian."<br><br>
Here, too, the wife seems to be telling the husband that they will be eating vegetarian food in the household.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Joe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2916734"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I had a slightly different "take" on this.<br><br>
I was reminded of Samuel Jackson's character's line from <b>Pulp Fiction:</b> "My wife's a vegetarian, so that means <span style="text-decoration:underline;">I'm</span> pretty much a vegetarian."<br><br>
Here, too, the wife seems to be telling the husband that they will be eating vegetarian food in the household.</div>
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Or just because she does the cooking, and he eats whats in the house, therefore he's a vegetarian much of time when he eats at home. She didn't dictate to him " You are no longer eating meat. "
 

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That list is incredibly asinine.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>*AHIMSA*</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2916743"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
That list is incredibly asinine.</div>
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But it was written by <i>men</i>!
 

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's not like it's to be taken seriously anyway.
 

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Gender essentialism, yay!
 

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That list makes me laugh because it's stuff I say to my boyfriend as a joke. It always cracks us the hell up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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#7 is actually legit. A long time ago, a girlfriend liked to start sh*t she couldn't handle and expected me to be the man and whoop the other guy's a**. Sorry, but don't start sh*t <b>YOU</b> can't handle. I will defend a girlfriend if needed, but I will hesitate if she started it and it was unnecessary. I'm not getting into fights, beat up and arrested because she likes drama.
 

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It's things like this that make me not even come close to considering dating or anything.
 

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I hate lists and "articles" like that.</div>
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